A partial solar eclipse is visible from the high latitudes in the Northern hemisphere on June 1, 2011. This eclipse is the second of four partial solar eclipses that occur throughout the year.
Where the Eclipse Was Seen
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Path of the Eclipse Shadow
Regions that saw, at least, a partial eclipse: North/East Europe, North/East Asia, Much of North America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic.
The June 1 partial solar eclipse is only visible to those who plan on traveling north for the summer. A very small partial eclipse can be seen from northern Alaska, northern Canada, Greenland, Iceland, and portions of northeastern Asia. A partial solar eclipse occurs when the moon’s shadow misses the Earth but passes very close to it. This allows many viewers the opportunity to view at least a small portion of the sun being blocked by the moon.
Eclipse Shadow Path
When the Eclipse Happened Worldwide — Timeline
The eclipse started at one location and ended at another. The times below are actual times (in UTC) when the eclipse occurred. This calculation uses a Delta T value of 66.5 seconds.
|Event||UTC Time||Time in Washington DC*|
|First location to see the partial eclipse begin||Jun 1 at 19:25:20||Jun 1 at 3:25:20 pm|
|Maximum Eclipse||Jun 1 at 21:16:12||Jun 1 at 5:16:12 pm|
|Last location to see the partial eclipse end||Jun 1 at 23:06:56||Jun 1 at 7:06:56 pm|
* These local times do not refer to a specific location but indicate the beginning, peak, and end of the eclipse on a global scale, each line referring to a different location. Please note that the local times for Washington DC are meant as a guideline in case you want to view the eclipse via a live webcam. They do not mean that the eclipse is necessarily visible there.
Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible
|Canada||Partial Solar Eclipse||12:40 pm AKDT||8:36 pm NDT|
|China||Partial Solar Eclipse||3:26 am CST||4:57 am CST|
|Faroe Islands||Partial Solar Eclipse||10:07 pm WEST||11:01 pm WEST|
|Finland||Partial Solar Eclipse||11:38 pm EEST||1:21 am EEST|
|Greenland||Partial Solar Eclipse||6:40 pm WGST||8:59 pm WGST|
|Iceland||Partial Solar Eclipse||9:06 pm GMT||10:48 pm GMT|
|Japan||Partial Solar Eclipse||4:26 am JST||5:22 am JST|
|Mongolia||Partial Solar Eclipse||4:10 am CHOT||5:11 am ULAT|
|North Korea||Partial Solar Eclipse||3:43 am CST||5:26 am KST|
|Norway||Partial Solar Eclipse||10:36 pm CEST||12:36 am CEST|
|Russia||Partial Solar Eclipse||6:25 am VLAT||2:16 am MSK|
|Saint Pierre and Miquelon||Partial Solar Eclipse||8:17 pm PMDT||9:05 pm PMDT|
|South Korea||Partial Solar Eclipse||4:57 am KST||5:16 am KST|
|Svalbard and Jan Mayen||Partial Solar Eclipse||---||---|
|Sweden||Partial Solar Eclipse||10:42 pm CEST||12:24 am CEST|
|United Kingdom||Partial Solar Eclipse||10:05 pm BST||10:40 pm BST|
|United States||Partial Solar Eclipse||12:11 pm AKDT||6:50 pm EDT|
All times shown in this table are local time. (Note: more than one time zone is listed.)
How Many People Can See This Eclipse?
|Number of People Seeing...||Number of People*||Fraction of World Population|
|Any part of the eclipse||190,000,000||2.70%|
|At least 10% partial||65,500,000||0.93%|
|At least 20% partial||7,690,000||0.11%|
|At least 30% partial||3,780,000||0.05%|
|At least 40% partial||2,230,000||0.03%|
|At least 50% partial||2850||2.00000000%|
* The number of people refers to the resident population (as a round number) in areas where the eclipse is visible. timeanddate has calculated these numbers using raw population data provided by the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) at Columbia University. The raw data is based on population estimates from the year 2000 to 2020.
An Eclipse Never Comes Alone!
A solar eclipse always occurs about two weeks before or after a lunar eclipse.
Usually, there are two eclipses in a row, but other times, there are three during the same eclipse season.
This is the first eclipse this season.
Second eclipse this season: June 15, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse
Third eclipse this season: July 1, 2011 — Partial Solar Eclipse